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508 (former no. 8) Vernazza - Foce Drignana

On foot         Great Interest: Flora Great Interest: Hystory 
  • Departure: Vernazza
  • Forward time:  2 hour/s 15 minutes
  • Return time: 1 hour/s 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
  • Length: 3.547 km
  • Difference in height: 477m
  • Involved Municipalities: Vernazza

Historical mule track linking Vernazza with the villages situated all over the uplands, and the Sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Reggio. The path begins in the village of Vernazza, near the train station, and its first stretch avails itself of the historical Pastenello staircase. From here, follow the street leading to the cemetery and, walking along the perimeter wall, take the historical paved road. The route is traditionally used for the religious procession of the Way of the Cross, therefore some marble bas-reliefs with sacred images (the Stations of the Cross) are situated on the edge of it, enclosed in tabernacles or set in the dry-stone walls delimiting the terraces cultivated with grapevine. The path goes on among the olive trees up to the locality of San Bernardo, where a small oratory is consecrated to the saint. From there on, the slope becomes gentler and leads to the Sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Reggio, which first appeared on documents in 1284.

(photo by: PN Cinque Terre)

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Points of Interest:

  • Localities crossed: Vernazza, San Bernardo, Reggio, Foce Drignana
  • Plants: Wood of holm oaks, cultivated fields, pinewood of maritime pines
  • Ethnographical evidence: Stations of via crucis
  • Architectural, historical and artistic Beauties: Sanctuary Nostra Signora di Reggio, chapel of Saint Bernard
  • Services and shops: Vernazza
  • Points of water: fountain near the Sanctuary of Reggio

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Please remember that walking on Cinque Terre National Park trails requires good weather, suitable shoes, and adequate training.
Route 508 (former no. 8) Vernazza - Foce Drignana
Route 508 (former no. 8) Vernazza - Foce Drignana
(photo by: PN Cinque Terre)
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